Has anyone ever tried Emu Oil?

I have been using pure emu oil as part of my nightly skin moisturizing and wrinkle fighting (at 35, it's time to start worrying about wrinkles lol) routine. By the way, it works wonders on the few wrinkles I do have, but I digress.

Since I smear it on my face and leave it on overnight, it does get into my bangs. Just recently I noticed that my bangs are very soft, shiny, curly, and most importantly, not greasy in the morning! Neither is my face, for that matter. It absorbs right into my skin, and apparently my hair as well. I'm thinking of trying a small amount all over my hair as a DT, and I wondered if anyone else has ever tried it. I'd love to hear anyone's experiences with it.
Good question. I use it on my face as it helps with rosacea redness, and I'm also using it right now on a burn with good effect. I thought it might be a bit viscous on hair, and expensive, but it would be great to see if others have tried it.


ETA: The ultra emu oil I've been using on my face is $25 for one ounce, which is far too cost prohibitive to use on my hair.
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Last edited by redcelticcurls; 11-02-2008 at 09:02 AM.
I remember reading somewhere that one of the benefits of emu oil is that it stimulates hair growth.
I don't think it would hurt to try but could get expensive considering how much it would take to get it all over your hair.

I wonder how it would work using 1 or 2 drops as a serum to smooth frizzies?
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I got curious and tried it one time back in 2002,because I heard it stimulated hair growth.But,then my DH saw the price,so that was the end of it.If you can afford it then go for it!
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I don't have any comments on whether or not it would work for your hair, but for those of you who are paying a lot of money for the oil, here is a site that you can buy it for quite a bit cheaper. It's high quality and works like a dream on skin (I used to use it for my eczema) and a LOT cheaper than what you guys are quoting for yours.

http://www.thesage.com/catalog/FixedOil.html
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No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I don't have any comments on whether or not it would work for your hair, but for those of you who are paying a lot of money for the oil, here is a site that you can buy it for quite a bit cheaper. It's high quality and works like a dream on skin (I used to use it for my eczema) and a LOT cheaper than what you guys are quoting for yours.

http://www.thesage.com/catalog/FixedOil.html
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
That is a lot cheaper! I do wonder how they processed it to get it so clear though. But, since it's working for you, I assume the quality is still there.
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I don't have any comments on whether or not it would work for your hair, but for those of you who are paying a lot of money for the oil, here is a site that you can buy it for quite a bit cheaper. It's high quality and works like a dream on skin (I used to use it for my eczema) and a LOT cheaper than what you guys are quoting for yours.

http://www.thesage.com/catalog/FixedOil.html
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
That is a lot cheaper! I do wonder how they processed it to get it so clear though. But, since it's working for you, I assume the quality is still there.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
It's really not that clear. I think the picture was either taken when it was heated to make it look clear or the picture is with a different oil. The oil I got is slightly cloudy and has a tendency to go more solid if left at the lower end of room temperature. If I sit it in some warm water, it melts and is good as new.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I don't have any comments on whether or not it would work for your hair, but for those of you who are paying a lot of money for the oil, here is a site that you can buy it for quite a bit cheaper. It's high quality and works like a dream on skin (I used to use it for my eczema) and a LOT cheaper than what you guys are quoting for yours.

http://www.thesage.com/catalog/FixedOil.html
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
That is a lot cheaper! I do wonder how they processed it to get it so clear though. But, since it's working for you, I assume the quality is still there.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
It's really not that clear. I think the picture was either taken when it was heated to make it look clear or the picture is with a different oil. The oil I got is slightly cloudy and has a tendency to go more solid if left at the lower end of room temperature. If I sit it in some warm water, it melts and is good as new.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl

Ahh, that's how mine is. It's something to look into, thanks!
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Thank you for the replies! Emu oil IS rather expensive. I get mine from http://www.EmuOilDepot.com for $20 for a 2oz bottle --plus it's free shipping, but I don't think you need to use much. According to this link:

http://www.uniquelyemu.com/howtouse....Damaged%20Hair

one drop is enough for an area the size of the back of your hand.

I think I'm also going to try putting a tiny amount into my hair when it's dry to see what it does for frizz.
Maybe after you put it on your face, scrunch your hair?

I use coconut oil on my face (don't have to use the organic stuff unless you want to) and then I can use it on my hair also. DH KO'ed my desire to use avocados on my hair this weekend...he bought a bunch for guac...okay, I'll apply it internally.
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This is going to be a really dumb question, but where exactly does emu oil come from? I understand coconut oil, almond oil, EVOO, etc.... but what part of the emu are they using to get the oil, lol?
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This is going to be a really dumb question, but where exactly does emu oil come from? I understand coconut oil, almond oil, EVOO, etc.... but what part of the emu are they using to get the oil, lol?
Originally Posted by JillH410
...and I thought squeezing a lemon was hard
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I looked up emu oil to see where the oil comes from. It is fat. There isn't any way to get it without killing the animal.
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I looked up emu oil to see where the oil comes from. It is fat. There isn't any way to get it without killing the animal.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
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I looked up emu oil to see where the oil comes from. It is fat. There isn't any way to get it without killing the animal.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
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Originally Posted by JillH410
I won't use it for that reason & that it's probably like lanolin.

But since lanolin's thick like molasses or hardened honey, I won't use that either.

But if I can get it to spread through my hands without adding a carrier oil, a thinner of some sort or a drying alcohol to it, I'll use it to refresh the old or lost oils on my lambswool dusters though.
I looked up emu oil to see where the oil comes from. It is fat. There isn't any way to get it without killing the animal.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
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Originally Posted by JillH410
I won't use it for that reason & that it's probably like lanolin.

But since lanolin's thick like molasses or hardened honey, I won't use that either.

But if I can get it to spread through my hands without adding a carrier oil, a thinner of some sort or a drying alcohol to it, I'll use it to refresh the old or lost oils on my lambswool dusters though.
Originally Posted by lazy loops
You don't have to kill a sheep to get lanolin. It's just the oils lubricating the wool. Once they're sheared, they extract the lanolin out of the raw wool. But you're right. Anhydrous lanolin is like sticky grease. I personally love lanolin for my skin when my eczema flares up. It is to die for. Lanolin oil is a bit easier to use, but it still doesn't wash out well. That's why I love to spin raw wool, it does wonders for my hands. But it stinks. Ew.
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No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I also use Emu oil on my skin for rosacea. I've used it on cuts and burns as well. I find that it speeds the healing process.

I got my Emu oil from www.honeyfig.com

I thought it was quite reasonably priced. The Emu soap is also really nice. I ordered the sample pack and will definitely order more. My daughter uses the soap to wash her face. She is just starting to get the oily skin around her nose, but can still have dry patches .... Even her Daddy noticed the difference in her skin since she started using it.

She also uses KBB face lotion, so I have to give them credit as well !!
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I got a facial last winter from a 60 year old estetician (i'm pretty sure i spelled that wrong but you know what i mean, right??) and she had the best skin. I asked her what she used and she said that she had been using emu oil for about 2 months and she was getting tons of compliments. I bought some and I like it but I don't have any wrinkles yet so I'm hoping it will help keep the skin soft. I also noticed that my bangs were nice and soft in the AM. It is quite expensive, as others have said, but I thought I'd just chime in and say that i liked it too!
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Originally Posted by JillH410
I won't use it for that reason & that it's probably like lanolin.

But since lanolin's thick like molasses or hardened honey, I won't use that either.

But if I can get it to spread through my hands without adding a carrier oil, a thinner of some sort or a drying alcohol to it, I'll use it to refresh the old or lost oils on my lambswool dusters though.
Originally Posted by lazy loops
You don't have to kill a sheep to get lanolin. It's just the oils lubricating the wool. Once they're sheared, they extract the lanolin out of the raw wool. But you're right. Anhydrous lanolin is like sticky grease. I personally love lanolin for my skin when my eczema flares up. It is to die for. Lanolin oil is a bit easier to use, but it still doesn't wash out well. That's why I love to spin raw wool, it does wonders for my hands. But it stinks. Ew.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
I'm sorry if it came across that I thought sheep were killed to get lanolin. I know they're not.

I have the oil, which is still like molasses. I was hoping to put it in a spray bottle.

I kind of like the smell.

Do you think if I microwaved it, it would spread easier?
I'm sorry if it came across that I thought sheep were killed to get lanolin. I know they're not.

I have the oil, which is still like molasses. I was hoping to put it in a spray bottle.

I kind of like the smell.

Do you think if I microwaved it, it would spread easier?
Originally Posted by lazy loops
Nah, I knew you knew...just had to be a smart-a$$. Sorry. I'm over it now.

I like the smell of clean lanolin, too. Just not when it comes directly off the sheep. Ew.

I don't think Lanolin will ever sprayable unless mixed heavily with a sprayable oil. Microwaving it will thin it out temporarily, but it'll thicken up pretty quick. Lanolin is also notorious for being extremely slow to melt and sometimes can explode because there's some water buried somewhere in the oil. It's very possible to liquify it for a short amount of time, just be careful when you do, please!
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.

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